Nearly 200 sick, dead animals found at Millstone farm

Nearly 200 sick and malnourished animals were found Monday living in deplorable conditions at a Millstone farm, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office said today.

MILLSTONE - Nearly 200 sick and malnourished animals were found Monday living in deplorable conditions at a Millstone farm, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office said today.

Animal control officers responded to the property on Stillhouse Road after receiving reports of dead and dying animals at the farm, the prosecutor’s office said. 

The investigator found 100 goats, 80 sheep, six miniature donkeys, a mini horse, a full-sized horse, several chickens, turkeys, peacocks, dogs and cats living in less than acceptable conditions, the prosecutor's office said. Authorities also discovered several carcasses of what appeared to be sheep, goat and a deer, all of which were lying among the living animals on the property.

The prosecutor’s office also said investigators believe that several of the animals most likely died as a result of this winter’s extreme cold weather.

The owner of the property, 45-year-old Christoph Lance Vaccaro, will face various animal cruelty charges, according to the prosecutor's office.

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